onion dome
onion dome on`ion dome", n. (Architecture) A dome with a pointed top, its width often extending beyond the width of the tower it covers; -- a style of architecture characteristic of Russian Orthodox churches. [PJC]

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  • Onion dome — Onion domes of Cathedral of the Annunciation, Moscow Kremlin. An onion dome (Russian: луковичная глава, lúkovichnaya glava) is a dome whose shape resembles the onion, after which they are named. Such domes are often larger in diameter than the… …   Wikipedia

  • onion dome — noun a dome that is shaped like a bulb; characteristic of Russian and Byzantine church architecture • Hypernyms: ↑dome * * * ˌonion ˈdome 7 [onion dome] noun (architecture) …   Useful english dictionary

  • onion dome — noun Date: 1941 a dome (as of a church) having the general shape of an onion • onion domed adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • onion dome — noun An onion shaped dome, characteristic of august buildings in Moghul and Russian architecture …   Wiktionary

  • onion dome — noun a dome which bulges in the middle and rises to a point, used especially in Russian church architecture. Derivatives onion domed adjective …   English new terms dictionary

  • onion dome — Archit. a bulbous, domelike roof ending in a sharp point, characteristically used in Russian Orthodox church architecture to cover cupolas or towers. [1955 60] * * * …   Universalium

  • Dome — For other uses, see Dome (disambiguation). Domal redirects here. For domal consonants , see Retroflex consonant. Dome of St. Peter s Basilica in Rome crowned by a cupola. Designed primarily by Michelangelo, the dome was not completed until 1590 A …   Wikipedia

  • dome — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. vault, cupola. See covering, convexity. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [A hemispherical roof] Syn. cupola, top, bulge, vault, onion dome, coving, mosque roof, church roof, bubble dome, geodesic dome, rotunda,… …   English dictionary for students

  • onion — n. 1 a liliaceous plant, Allium cepa, having a short stem and bearing greenish white flowers. 2 the swollen bulb of this with many concentric skins used in cooking, pickling, etc. Phrases and idioms: know one s onions be fully knowledgeable or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • dome — domelike, adj. /dohm/, n., v., domed, doming. n. 1. Archit. a. a vault, having a circular plan and usually in the form of a portion of a sphere, so constructed as to exert an equal thrust in all directions. b. a domical roof or ceiling. c. a… …   Universalium

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